CE08 - Matériaux métalliques et inorganiques

DYNAMIC evaluation of metallic alloy resistance in oxidizing and water-rich environments at high temperature – DYNAMIC

Submission summary

The durability of materials exposed to corrosive conditions is a major stake as it affects process and plant safety and implies large costs. In real applications and in future “zero emission technologies”, metallic alloys are and will be subjected to oxidizing and water-rich environments at high temperature. Under such conditions, the volatilization of the chromia scale takes place, speeding up the material end of life. While the chromium loss due to volatilization has been estimated many times to assess the material lifetime in past and recent studies, the gas phase evolution and its influence on the volatilization rate are rarely considered although they affect the alloy end of life. To respond to such problem, the DYNAMIC project, which associate 3 academic labs with 2 industries, proposes to evaluate the high temperature oxidation of refractory metallic alloys and the volatilization of their protective oxide layer by an original approach combining high temperature oxidation tests and simulations of the gas phase. Oxidation tests will be carried out between 600 and 1100 °C, under intermediate to high gas velocities (from few tens of cm.s-1 to few m.s-1) and over the complete water vapour content range, i.e. from few ppm to nearly 100 %. Also, characterizations of the samples, before and after oxidation, will be performed. In parallel, the gas phase within the oxidation rigs and the volatilization reaction will be simulated by computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
This methodology will be conducted to better understand the influence of dynamic flows on oxidation and volatilization kinetics, and therefore the degradation mechanisms at work in such environments. It shall make it possible the determination of laws capable of predicting lifetime and the evaluation of the effects of geometry to propose solutions to delay the end of life of alloys.

Project coordination

Aurelie VANDE PUT (Institut National Polytechnique Toulouse)

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CIRIMAT Institut National Polytechnique Toulouse
IJL Institut Jean Lamour

Help of the ANR 657,167 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: - 48 Months

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